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Boot an ESXi virtual machine from an iso

Dan
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Hi I have an ESXi 6.7 server and I am trying to boot a virtual Server 2012 server to an iso.  I have added it and it shows on the booted system, but I can't figure out how to boot to it.

In the past I have been able to do it by pressing f12 or del, but this one goes by so fast I can't get it to trigger.

Bing tells me there are other ways to set it to boot to it, or even enter the Bios, but I can't get a clear answer.

Thanks all.
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Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & Implementation

Can you try another ISO have you booted from this ISO file before ?

I have booted from this before, on another virtual machine.  I would love to get to boot options or bios.
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You can edit the VM options with the VM OFF (and select BOOT to BIOS), then make sure the CDROM is the first item in boot order. (if you fast, hit Escape and select CDROM)

Turn VM back on, and it will BOOT from ISO, if connected and connected at power on, if not BOOT, the iso is corrupt.
thanks all